Mother's Day Part II
We went for Dim Sum at Swa Tow Seafood Resturant (Toa Payoh) to celebrate Mother's Day. Not much pictures taken because I don't know why we're always rushing......
My 姑姑 Mummy
Well, this lady above is the woman who single handily brought up me and my 3 other sisters. Even though she might not have given birth to us, I see her very much as my own mother because she's always there, from the day I was born to who I am today.. I don't think she ever stopped loving us. Being a new mother myself, I have long forgotten the pains of my pregnancy and the process of "giving birth" because it is the caring and sleepless nights that really takes a toll on one in the long run.
Pregnancy and delivering seemed like the easiest part.
When I was a teenager, I forgot what family love was truly about. Ever since my real mom decided to shift out and live apart from my aunt and grandfather, I was always lazy to visit and never cared to call. I indulged in partying and did everything that would break a Mother's heart.
One day. My real mother pulled the plug. We had the largest argument ever and I did what every rebellious teenager would do, move out.
The first place I thought about was Ah Gong's place because they were the only family I knew I had left after my dad passed away. Even though I haven't visited them in ages.. it was like they never left me at all. They were a portrait of familiarity. I stayed one night and the next morning, I carried my luggage and shifted out to a friend's place and that morning was probably one of the most emotional and heart breaking moment.
I saw Mom Suzie's aged face close to tears and looking so worried. She told me if I had nowhere to go, I could always just live with them. But I was young and needed my freedom. She had messed up hair (it was 7 in the morning), toothless and wrinkled. How long has it been since I took such a close look up her face? I always remembered her as loud, young and in her early 40s.
How could I have forgotten her? How could I have blocked them out so many years?
Today, I am thankful for my job in 3M because of the convenience, I started visiting them more often and it brought me back home, where I belong. And even if she chased me out with a broom.. I will hold on to the gate tightly.. and never let go.
I love you Ma, thanks for always loving me for who I am and teaching the right ways of life. How to be a better person, to have a greater heart and to love and sacrifice with no complains.
Happy Mother's Day, you are the best Mom ever.